Charlotte wakes up in hospital with no recollection of how she got there. She sees her husband David, who she recognises. David keeps referring to their daughter, and there’s a little girl called Annabelle who keeps calling her Mummy. But Charlotte doesn’t have a daughter, she’s focused on her career and she never wanted children. Or did she?
It took a some effort to get past Charlotte’s simple acceptance of everything she didn’t remember. I’ve no recollection of ever wanting or having a daughter? Ah sure I’ll just go along with it until I remember. Surely that’s something you might question. I don’t work any more at the job I love, I stay at home all day with the daughter I know nothing about? Grand, I’ll just keep doing that until I remember. Again, maybe that’s something you might mention to your husband.
I enjoyed this book when I was reading it but it didn’t leave an impression on me. There are no fancy plot twists, it’s actually quite predictable in parts. It’s good as a light read, something to pick up that doesn’t require a lot of concentration.
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